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will speak to the topic of advice to president obama 2012, a look at the cuban missile crisis in 1962 and what it tells you about military leadership and advice in crisis. it's an apt topic given that this evening president obama will be providing -- giving his state of the union address which we will broadcast in this room immediately following ambassador gregg's remarks tonight. so if you'd like to stay for that, you could. and we can see if, in fact, president obama takes the advice that ambassador gregg is going to offer. ambassador gregg will speak for about 45 minutes. after which he'll take questions. we'll have microphones to pass around, for people to use for question time. so please join me in warmly welcoming ambassador donald. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. well, from somebody for the third century he looks pretty good. [laughter] >> you completely blew my cover and i have to say a little bit more about my career as gregory donald in tom clancy's book. my first visit to north korea in 2002, i was asked three questions by the north koreans. the first was, why is george
. >> president obama and the democrats are playing lip service to job creation. >> alan: conservatives meeting in washington, dc point fingers. their straw poll favorites for the 2012 nominations for president. >> leigh: hi there. i'm leigh glaser. this hour much of the bay area seeing clear skies, although some fog reported in santa rosa. get ready for big weather changes in the next 24-36 hours. [ alarm clock buzzing, indistinct conversations ] [ female announcer ] important events can sneak up on you. oh, i am not ready. can i have a couple weeks? you could be ready. you could lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks when you replace breakfast and lunch with a fru, ain, and yoplait light. betsy bets. you haven't changed a bit. oh...neither have you... sean. well, yeah. [ female announcer ] go to yoplait.com to start your two week tune up. >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >> alan: congressman ron paul won the straw pole at the cpac conference. paul won the poll for the second consecutive year with 30% of the involvement former massachusetts governor mitt romney finished second
>>> president obama landed in oregon within the past hour. the latest stop after his quick visit with silicon valley ceo's. >> he'll continue his push to keep spending on hi-tech initiatives even as republicans move to slash the budget. terry mcsweeney joins us from san francisco international with more. terry? >> yeah, very short stay for the president. he came here to the bay area to talk about education and jobs. he's going to portland, oregon, to talk about education and jobs and he'll take a tour. we'll take a look what he's going to be touring in a few minutes. a tour of what they describe as the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing plant in the world. it's just outside portland. check out the company's initiatives to encourage young people to become hi-tech scientists and engineers. maybe not such a great idea for california considering oregon is ratcheting up a hi-tech corridor up there and while he's there he's going to ask for help. under cloudy skies president obama left sfo about 8:45 just 16 hours after arriving. this was an official visit to the bay area to tal
the evening and online. to track the weather go to ktvu.com. >>> in just minutes from now, president obama's plane is set to arrive at sfo. david stevenson live at sfo where anticipation is growing. >> reporter: you can see marine one and a number of marines standing by with a helicopter waiting to escort and lead the president down to a very special dinner in the silican valley that he's scheduled to have at 10:00 tonight. the president is scheduled to land five minutes ahead of time at about 5:40. when he arrived in on air force one that plane will taxi to the tarmac that you are seeing right now. the president is in the bay area for a overnight visit. a trip that takes him out of the white house. the president is expected to meet with steve jobs, huckelburg. and local political figures also hoped to accord the president's attention. san francisco mayor ed lee told us what he will say to president obama when he greets him on the tarmac in the next hour. >> already been reviewing the budget proposal we have on the federal level. and there's some $200 million that has been committed to the
on michelle obama, encouraging mothers to breast-feed. >>> we begin in bahrain. a key ally in the middle east. we see the turmoil there. protesters criticizing the royal family, calling on them to step down. tens of thousands of protesters were driven from the streets by tear gas and rubber bullets overnight. at least two were killed and hundreds wounded. and miguel marquez is right in the middle of it and joins us this morning. miguel? >> reporter: george, 2 people at least five people were killed here and 100 people injured in a surprise crackdown that shocked everybody here last night. the streets of manama are very quiet today. the military is in charge. what began as a peaceful demonstration, in an instant, became a violent melee. hundreds of heavily-armed police swept through pearl square in the heart of manama bahrain's capital city. men, women and children were camping out after a day of protests here. it began a little after 3:00 a.m. helicopters circled overhead. police, in huge numbers, began pushing towards the square. i called abc news radio to report what
to transform not only lives but transform the systems because the systems need to be healing systems. as obama says, we need to start uttering healing words. president obama said that at the tucson memorial. we have to start uttering healing words to one another instead of wounding words. what we are trying to do is create systems -- school systems and juvenile justice system is that he'll instead of juvenile justice systems and school systems that continue to wound our youth. >> can i just say something about the systems of discipline in schools? so that before it even gets to the place where it is an issue, is that those systems definitely need changing. the question that parents need to ask when they have been told that their child has been involved in some misbehavior is to ask what was happening? what were the conditions? what were the circumstances? what were the antecedence that led to this behavior? because if we do not fix those, we will seed the systems you talk about. [applause] it is amazing how many young people can be turned back from negative behavior if the situation is appropr
's president announced he will not seek reelection. and president obama responds to the situation. >> he recognizes that the status quo is not sustainable. >>> but first, a heart breaking day in the search for a missing 4-year-old boy. search crews recover the body of giuliani cardenas from a canal. reaction from the boy's family and the community that rallied to find him. it was 13 days ago that cardenas was taken from his grandmother's arms by his mother's former boyfriend. today after days of agonizing searches of an irrigation canal the search crews found the child's body. this map shows where it was found and where the original search started and where the crews pulled the silver toyota corolla from the waters on friday. the distance was about 30 miles. the body was spotted by a water department worker. there is no sign of the alleged kidnapper. at this point, the sheriff has issued a homicide warrant against rodriguez. but investigators believe that he, too, will be found in that canal. >> many cars as we pulled out of the canal and as much debris as we have found in our diving ope
.40 to san francisco. and the first passengers will start tomorrow. >>> president obama is on the second part of his west coast trip today and is wrapping up remarks at the campus of intel. mr. obama said that intel had, quote, placed its bet on america. the president also defends intel's initiative to encourage young people to become scientists and engineers. mr. obama arrived in oregon a few hours ago, touching down on air force one at portland international after spending last night in the bay area. will obama lifted off from sfo at aren't 8:45. he attended a denar at the home of a venture capitalist. the dinner guest list was a who's who of bay area high-tech superstars, including the ceo of twitter, the ceo of oracle, steve jobs of apple and mark zuckerberg of facebook got some one on one time with mr. obama. >>> we have video from the top of mount hamilton in santa clara county that was e-mailed to us. the cal tran truck is equipped with a snow plow but at last check, mount hamilton road was closed. skyline boulevard in santa cruz county and mount st. helena got snow. >>> ski conditions
hours. wayne freedman, abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you. president obama is defending hills new budget as one of tough choices. he held a news conference that lasted more than an hour addressing two crises, the federal government and the middle east. >> kristen, president obama is visiting the bay area this thursday to meet with leaders in the tech industry and hoping to get their support for his just released 2012 budget. with the nation' deficit going up, president obama says his new proposed budget will keep going down. >> we've taken a scalp to the budget rather than a machete. >> he will save the country $400 billion over the next decade. also cutting healthcare costs while at the same time making sure every american can afford its. the president says that's the point of his affordable act. >> the deficits are going to be $50 budget lower. >> they call it dead on arrival. the president has presented us with a budget that spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much and that costs jobs and opportunities. >> a nation more than $14 trillion in the red. how much is that? if yo
freedman, abc 7 news. >> wayne, thank you. president obama is defending hills new budget as one of tough choices. he held a news conference that lasted more than an hour addressing two crises, the federal government and the middle east. >> kristen, president obama is visiting the bay area this thursday to meet with leaders in the tech industry and hoping to get their support for his just released 2012 budget. with the nation' deficit going up, president obama says his new proposed budget will keep going down. >> we've taken a scalp to the budget rather than a machete. >> he will save the country $400 billion over the next decade. also cutting healthcare costs while at the same time making sure every american can afford its. the president says that's the point of his affordable act. >> the deficits are going to be $50 budget lower. >> they call it dead on arrival. the president has presented us with a budget that spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much and that costs jobs and opportunities. >> a nation more than $14 trillion in the red. how much is that? if you stacked $14 tr
. president obama says qaddafi's decision to open fire on his own people is unacceptable. >> this is not simply a concern of the united states. the entire world is watching. >> the president is sending secretary of state hillary clinton to geneva for talks that could lead to sanctions. foreigners are rushing out before things get worse. >> there are thousands going to the airport just to be there and just to sit there waiting for nobody knows for what basically. >> the international federation says hundreds have been killed in the anti-government demonstrations. >>> the death toll stands at 98 following tuesday's devastating earthquake in christchurch. more than 200 others are missing in the aftermath of the 6.3 quake. analysts are now saying reconstruction could cost $12 billion. noel cisneros was escorted behind police lines for a look at the devastation. >> christchurch is known as the garden city. a mixture of the modern ringed with green. now the garden city looks like it has been bombed, looted and pull var rised into rub bish. -- and pulvarized to rub bish. >> not
to -- are pouring into the streets to protest a legislature. >>> and a preview of president obama's bay area trip. we'll tell you who he will be having dinner with tonight -- tonight. >>> mark tamayo is back with updated information about how much rain you can expect. >>> also, the new bay bridge project continues to be ahead of schedule. we'll tell you what caltrans told us late this morning. >>> bahrain's top diplomat is defending a violent predawn crackdown on protesters. riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. many had been camped out for days and were sleeping. the confrontation left some dead, some critically injured. the foreign minister of bahrain says the violence was justified because the protesters were pushing this protest to the brink of abyss. >>> the state senate prepared to vote on a measure that would strip most public employees of their bargaining rights in wisconsin. the proposal has stirred massive protests for three date day -- for three straight days. the republicans hold a 19-14 majority but need at least one democrat present to have a quorum. police o
in on time. that's a look at your morning drive. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> president obama waking up in the bay area after last night's dinner with the best minds in silicon valley. let's go to anne makovec. she is standing by at sfo, where the president will board air force one to fly, where, anne, to oregon in a few hours, right? good morning. >> reporter: yes. he is headed north. good morning. and good morning, mr. president, if you are watching. he is headed up to oregon this morning for another big meeting of the minds. he is talking tech here on the west coast. here's a look at the president arriving yesterday evening here at sfo to cloudy and rainy skies over the bay area. he is here on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. last night he had dinner with the innovators of some very successful silicon valley companies you may have heard of, mark zuckerberg of facebook, apple leader steve jobs and google's ceo eric schmitt. some of the othe
mubarak's latest refusal to resign. president obama is taking his toughest stance yesterday. alison burns reports the obama administration was caught off guard when he did not resign. >> reporter: dave, hosni mubarak's speech really blind sided the obama administers. after ward president obama issued this statement. too many egyptians remain unconvinced the government is serious about a genuine transition to democracy. it's the responsibility of the government to speak clearly to the egyptian people without world. president obama called for the egyptian government to spell out in clear and unambiguous language the step by step process that will lead to democracy. this clearly is a huge frustration for the obama administration. part of what lead to the expectation that mubarak would step down are comments from the cia director at a congressional hearing yesterday. he said it was a strong likelihood. the cia has been facing harsh criticism. as for whether president obama will talk about it pubically today, he has no public events scheduled but this is press secretary robert gibb's last day
possible resident >> welcome back. it's 5:24 let's make it. the obama administration may not be in such a hurry to close the prison at quantanamo bay after all. congressman leon penetta said that get moe is probably where osama bin laden and other senior al-queda leaders would be taken if they're captured alive. this is the first acknowledgement that the controversial prison might be used to hold future detainees. other officials added the president is committed to closing the prison and the long-time critic called the statements very disturbing. >> the father of the so-called american taliban john walker lynn continues to strongly defend his son. franklin spoke to law students yesterday. he said his son was wrongly branded as a terrorist by the u.s. government and as a trader by the american media. lynch says the military and bush administration botched his son's case from the movement he was captured in afghanistan in late 2001. >> the honorable thing for this -- the smart thing for the government of the united states to do when they find a kid who's fluent in arabic wh
that means for the project's future tonight. mark? >> reporter: well, allen, president obama's budget does contain money to complete the first phase of the bart expansion here to the south bay and civic leaders are optimistic republicans on capitol hill are still vowing a fight over transportation funding. the first phase of the bart extension to the south bay would run for just over 10 miles from fremont to san jose's neighborhoods. the news that the federal transit administration is recommending $130 million in federal funds for the project almost certainly clears the way for construction to begin next year. >> this is tremendous and phenomenal news. >> reporter: the vta is building the extension that bart will operate and maintain. >> this project increases access in and out in santa clara county connecting the three largest areas in the bay area, san francisco, oakland and san jose. increases the access for both employees coming into santa clara county and employees going outside. >> reporter: in 2000 santa clara county voters approved a half cents sales tax to build the bart station t
live outside the alta exit allie rasmus. >>> president obama is waking up here in the bay area this morning that is following an exclusive dinner with the who's who's. kraig debro is live. >> reporter: the schedule departure time is 8:35. we'res at the north access road if you are traveling on 101 you'll see a sign on north access road. that is where we are. this is a media staging area. hopefully from here moments from now or within the hour we will be standing a little closer to the airplane. this picture we got from milbray you can see a better picture of air force one. not at the tarmac but closer to a hangar. this is live picture from near that motel. we will be able to show you the departure. white house says the president earl motorcade drove in to continue a dialogue with business on working together. last night the home of democratic donor john door mr. obama had dinner with the top high-tech ceo they include oracle, yahoo, and cisco companies. the meeting comes in the after math of president obama's budget. republicans grumble doesn't cut it enough because it cuts too
budget battle. president obama prepares to submit his spending plan while conservative republicans are >>> egypt's military leaders have met two key demands by announcing they suspended the constitution and dissolved the parliament. known as the ruling council did that just today meeting for the first time since mubarak's departure saying it plans on running the country for about six months or until elections can be held. the military is working to clear out tahir square and reopen the surrounding roads to get the country moving again. establishing security will be their first priority. some protestors want to stay in the square. others seem satisfied that the transition is underway. >> people will leave and go home but egypt will come back again. everything will be okay. >> some egyptians continue to celebrate the victory of pushing mubarak out of power, others are taking part in cleaning up the square which is symbolic of their desire to clean up the government and take ownership of egypt. >> how long will egypt remain under military rule should elections be held right away? as s
will speak to the topics of advice to president obama in 201, look to the cuban missile crisis to what it tells you about presidential leadership in a military crisis. it's an apt topic given this evening president obama is providing or giving his state of the union address which we will broadcast in this room immediately following ambassador greg's remarks tonight, so if you'd like to stay for that, you can. we'll see if president obama takes the advice that the ambassador is willing to offer. he'll speak for about 45 minutes to which after he'll take questions. we'll have microphones to pass around for people to use for question time. pleas join -- please join me in warmly welcoming ambassador donald greg. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you. [applause] well, for somebody from the third century, he looks very good. [laughter] you completely blew my cover, and i have to say a little bit more about my career as gregory donald in tom clancey's book. in my first visit to north korea in 2002, i was asked three questions by the north koreans. the first was why is george w. bush s
is a registered sex offender. >> good news for projects in president obama's new budget. it sets aside hundreds of millions for subway and bart's san jose extension. terry mcsweeney is live in san francisco to crunch the number and talk more about what would still prevent the money from getting here. >> i'm here about a block from union square. the construction is already underway and the news that the muni got yesterday from washington was very good news indeed. hundreds of millions of bucks for this $1.6 billion project. take a look at some muni transportation agency animation what it's going to look like when it's all done. it's going to be a link from 4th street near i-80 all the way to chinatown, much underground and going under union square. the president's budget has $200 million for this project, another $700 million in federal funding to follow they believe. that's going to be completed in 2018. bringing bart to san jose, the warm spring station had its ground breaking in the fall of 2009. more ground breaking projects now that presiden
. and to get yourself educated but obama wants to cut billions of dollars out of education. and hire education? however, these are issues that i care about. >>catherine: as you should. the jobless rate is 9% with 20 months. at or above 9% with 20 consecutive months. >>rob: the last time we were here at 4000 on the del. with more people employed now. with the dow jones at 12,000--in with a large debt issues are phenomenally high gear. things have changed in the last three years. >>catherine: silicon valley google is hiring. apple is >>rob: hiringro ev facebook. >>catherine: housing demand? >>rob: theoretically, yes. and if facebook is going to be using the old cisco campus? and is going to alter certain, realistic on yousuf. and other areas like san mateo would not release date--and with the ipo. and the east bay, san francisco, marin county they seem to be pretty challenged in my opinion as far is bringing in new companies and business. 62,000 is the average salary. >>catherine: that is not that much purify >>rob: with a double bed$350 home value. >>catherine: aeronaut that many of those a bil
was accidental. >>> president obama has sent his 2012 budget proposal to congress. the white house says that the plan cuts the deficit by $1.1 trillion over the next ten years. republican critics say the spending blueprint does not go far enough. joe brown has more from the white house. >> reporter: president obama's $3 trillion spending plan arrived on capital hill this morning. republicans say it doesn't go far enough. >> it's a continuation of as your chairman said a budget that unfortunately spends a bit too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much again. >> reporter: the obama administration believes it can achieve 2/3 of its savings with a free on nondiscretionary spending. and cuts $80 billion from the pentagon budget and cuts $100 billion from pell grants and college loans. >> it will mean cutting things i care deeply about. if we're going to walk the walk, these cuts will be necessary. >> reporter: but the president is also proposing spending increases such as on education which is why i visited a baltimore school today. they want deeper cuts here on capitol hill. >> you have
news. >> thank you. >>> president obama is defending his new budget proposal as one of tough choices. the president pitched his $3.7 trillion budget plan this morning, saying his proposal is a down payment towards fiscal solvency and more needs to be done to parish that -- accomplish that goal including changes to major entitlement problems. >> we'll have bring down healthcare costs further, including programs like medicare and medicaid which are the single most biggest contributors to the long-term deficits. i think we should -- >> republicans are blasting his proposal saying it does little to bring down the deficit. they are preparing a budget plan of their own. the president has made it clear what he wants to see what republicans are offering before any talks take place. >>> the gop spending plan could endanger the effort to affect the sacramento delta. this would gut rules that protect delta water rules, the salmon run and the endangered delta smelt. >>> and president obama's new 2012 budget calls for $130 million to help extend b.a.r.t. all the way to s an jose. but the project
. mr. obama will appoint intel president and ceo paul otallini. interesting since otallini criticized policies and failed to create jobs or boost consumer confidence. two interesting pictures from last night's gathering to show you the venture capital at woodside. it shows the president and a virtual who's who of silicon valley. steve jobs, mark zuckerberg, john chambers of cisco, google's schmidt and there are others. the white house spokesman said much of the group discussion last night centered on ways to invest in innovation and job growth in the public sector. republicans are quick to point out ten of the 12 people at the kinnear last night here in the silicon valley are contributors to president obama and they say this is really a poorly disguised campaign swing, albeit an early one, for the next presidential election. they also have trouble with some of the money he wants to spend on all his projects. terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. >> thanks a lot. oakland police say they're now closing an investigation into allegations of sexual acts involving second graders inside an oakland el
's developments in cairo, including a live report on the obama administration's reaction from our washington, d.c. bureau. >>> it started as a search for a missing couple along devils slide. now it's an investigation into suspicious death in san francisco. francisco. >> the person was found on lombard avenue. the problem is no one seems to know where that address s none of the people at the hotel could confirm anything like that happened there. let's take you over to devil slide right now. that's where a search is getting underway any moment for the search of a man who is believed to be with the woman in that; death. they're looking for a man. the man is billy waterman, 51. he and his wife colleen were reported missing on monday. this all began on monday when people reported billy and colleen waterman missing. they came top -- to san francisco. less are doing an autopsy on the body found in the hotel. it may or may not be that of colleen waterman. they found the car just off devil slide and believe that belly waterman may be in the area. now, of course, they conducted a search off devil slide y
. >> the conservatives who gathered in washington hope to find their choice to replace president obama. >> making president obama a one-term president. >> president obama is no ronald reagan. >> reporter: texas congressman ron paul won the straw vote contest with 30%. the annual conference was about more than picking a candidate in to 2012. the want the republican party to act boldly in solving the country's problems. >> we need to restore american optimism and we need to restore america's hope for the future. >> the tea party showed off its power at the conference. just as it did on capitol hill this past week when freshmember republicans forced party leaders to nearly triple the size of proposed budget ky cuts, another sign conservatives are getting what they want. >> what we got in the last election is a reaction from the country, and they said, we want something in there to put a stop to this. >> reporter: the only question now? who will lead the g.o.p. effort next year to defeat president obama. >> two influential republicans, sarah palin, and mike huckabee skipped cpac this year. they have
having to shoulder part? reporting live jade hernandez. >>> president obama is waking up here in the bay area this morning. that is following his meeting with a small elite group official can business leaders. ktvu news got a look at the motorcade. the private 90 minute dinner was at the home of john door. >> i think it's always good for the president to go out into the nation rather than bring people into the white house. >> a small group of demonstrators were along the motorcade route. they were protesting against smart meters. those attending include apple steve jobs facebook mark zuckerberg and google executive. >>> earlier several well known bay area politicians were there to greet president obama when air force one touched down at sfo. president will leave sfo at 8:45 this morning for hillsborough, oregon where he will tour the intel plant with the company ceo. >>> this morning highway 29 remains closed because of snow. the chp decided to shut down the road following a large number of spinouts and crashes. heavy rain also caused problems in mill valley where the parking lot flooded
obama. in the meantime, air travel is still struggling to get on schedule. >>reporter: @ s f o, long lines. many people are trying to rebooked flights because there are regional flight was delayed because of the weather. on average, there were delayed about two hours with low visibility and a poor conditions. dodgem raindrops just to get to the terminal. they had to dodge those raindrops and once they got inside, they have to make a new connection. >> we're trying to go to missouri. >> los angeles. the delay is 3.5 hours. >> gatlinburg, texas. and i think that it is going to be delayed. we've gone to junior olympics in memphis and were also delayed. so, i guess we're just kidding used to it. >> the best advice. >>reporter: to call before you are leaving to either catch a plane, were collected somebody. >>pam: kate thompson she is in the north bay. >>reporter: and we are showing this rainfall for cold. chilly. and parts of the embarcadero. actually, we are seeing some blue skies. 101 north, it is finally, through novado, 12 minutes, petaluma, 40 minutes and that is about one hour ago.
but if court has ordered he cannot complete financial transactions more than $1,000. >>> and obama visits an area school to push his the budget agenda. >> reporter: president obama put parkville middle in the spotlight today as he unveiled his $3.7 million spending plan. >> reporter: the presidential motorcade arrived at parkville middle the center of technology just before 11:00. soon after, president obama appeared in a classroom giving a 90 minute speech. >> right now this school, parkville is preparing our kids for the jobs and careers of the 21st century. >> reporter: the president saw firsthand how the school is doing just that. >> so do you guys do a lot of group projects like this? >> reporter: parkville middle school is an constitution that focuses on science, technology, engineer and math. >> i'm told the most popular subject at this school is engineering. that's important because today the most common educational background for america's top business leaders isn't economics, it's not finance. it's not even business. it's engineering. >> reporter: in the days ahead, president o
of the damage done. >> bay area tech leaders are getting set to welcome president obama tonight to the bay area. they're having dinner with him as part of his plan to spotlight education and innovation. jenelle wang is live in the news room with more, including some of the big names who will be breaking bread with the president. jeannette? >> just to let you know, i am not one of those people this is is a quick trip for president obama. he will fly in to attend an intimate dinner at a private location with bay area hi-tech executives. the white house has not released the official guest list yet but there are reports they include mark zuckerberg and google's ceo eric schmidt. these are many of the same executives that met with president obama in washington back in december to discuss job creation. this trip will also be focusing on jobs as well as innovation and education. it's not a fund-raising trip like many of his previous visits. has last visit in october included a $30,000 a head political fund-raiser at the home of google's vice president. this is the president's 8th official visit to cal
a new attorney general. >> reporter: president barack obama is motorcade reached woodside yesterday under the cover of darkness and the watchful eye of the secret service. he was among a dozen high tech executives for a private dinner to discuss innovation and private sector job growth. president barack obama wants to spend billions on high-speed internet clean energy and other programs. he says he served under bush's council meetings like this one and necessary to keep our country moving in the right direction. >> calle >> i think he should mingle with the people and those are good people. to keep the cutting edge and progress in technology. >> reporter: when he leaves on friday he will travel to or dent in woodside. --oregon-- >> james: we had this chance to speak with the tech analysts on why the president wanted to meet a zipper. >> caller: he represents the next generation of technology companies coming up. brent blends a demographic that has been very supportive of him. when he went through as election campaign. the audience has its massive mobilize civil. he could be one of h
that president obama has said in the last few minutes that egypt must spell out the changes needed to keel what has happened so far in cairo. here in the bay area a lot of people watching what happened in egypt. and president mubarak's refusal to step down is being met with criticism. mike hellgren has the story. >> reporter: a student was quick to call mubarak a pathological liar, a man with no respect for the young people in egypt. today they watched on tv and online. one american, one egyptian, both very disappointed with mubarak's refusal to step down. >> if the promubarak prospective -- >> reporter: then there's professor ibarim. american born, her family remains in egypt. >> we heard him say he was going to call for a constitutional amendments, he was going to appoint economies to do that and nobody wants him to appoint anything, we want him out. at this point it's really just a psychological battle. >> reporter: mubarak said today he will delegate powers to the vice president. ebraham calls him a pathological power. >> nobody believes he is going to give up power in september. and we hav
-def doppler on our weather page. go check it out. >>> president barack obama waking up in the bay area this morning. last night, he had dinner with the best minds in silicon valley. let's go to anne makovec. she is at sfo where he will board air force one to go to oregon in a few hours. >> reporter: we just spotted air force one. it's on the tarmac here behind me across this waterway pretty far away. but you can see the tail there and a little american flag. it may be air force one, taking off here from sfo this morning. he is headed up to hillsborough, oregon. here's a look at the president's arrival last evening to the cloudy and rainy bay area. he is here on the west coast to promote his agenda to make the u.s. more competitive globally. he is pushing for new spending on innovation, education, high- speed rail and faster internet service. he is also looking for ideas on how to create more jobs through technology. so last night he had dinner with the innovators 6 some successful silicon valley valley companies looking for ideas. 26-year-old facebook founder mark zuckerberg, apple lea
obama administration to move cautiously on egypt he says the u.s. should take measured steps in public and much of the pressure, too much pressure could backfire. >> cheney added quote whatever comes next in egypt is going to be defor maybed by the people of egypt -- determined by the people of egypt. >> closed door trial of three uc berkeley graduates is under way in iran. sarah, shane and josh are all arrested and accused of spying while hiking near the iran/iraq border july 2009. showered was released on bail in september and returned to the states, it is not clear whether she will be tried in absten sha or if any of the three were present during the five hour hearing their lawyer says he was denied a request to visit the two men held over there hours before the trial began if convicted they could face town 10 years in prison. -- face up to 10 years in prison. >> a bay area community that saw a spike in gang related killings last year is trying to turn things around. >> reporter: demonstrators at san franciscos un plaza say they are encouraged by and want to support the massive anti
now. >> president obama commenting on egypt now that its president hosni mubarak says he will step down. good evening i'm dan ashley. president obama stressed that the transition should include a broad spectrum of voices as well as opposition parties. the quarter million protestors cheered daned and erupted in joy when the president emerged saying he will not run for reelection in september. here's a reporter in egypt. >> tonight the square erupted in anger. people finally heard from the man they have risen up against. appearing on state television president mubarak address the protestors directly tell them their demands are legitimate and that he will stand down. but not just yet. instead he pledged to spend his next few months in office restoring law and order. reforming the constitution. and the election law. not good enough says this defiant crowd in cairo. this moment was a week in the making. week of steadily mounting pressure. from people in the streets and leaders around the world. president obama dispatched a former ambassador tow egypt to deliver a message direc
of air force one. president obama is going to be on that plane and departing for oregon this morning at 8:35 in the morning. at least that's what the itinerary says right now. last night the presidential motorcade brought him into the wealthy community of woodside last night. the president had a dinner of john door. but john door was the -- but john door wasn't the only one there. mark zuckerberg, larry ellison are among the invited guests. specifically it was discussing his proposal to investigate in research at development and expand companies to grow and hire. it's part of an on going campaign. he spoke to the chamber of commerce earlier this year about similar ideas about growing the economy about how businesses can spend more money. president is planning to leave the bay area this morning. he will go to hillsborough oregon. he will meet with intel ceo. he is scheduled to give him a tour of one of the most sophisticating chip manufacturing companies in the world. ment cooing up at 5:30 i will try to find out when the president will arrive and how. we understand he left here in marin--
. the obama administration is increasing its president on president mubarak to step down and why the egyptian president says he can't do it. >>> a certain group of people in south bay will soon be able to ride public transportation for free but they have to do something first. jade hernandez is in san jose with what is required to take part in this new offer. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. that is right, they have to attempt to find housing and a job. we spoke to one bus driver this morning and we asked him what he thought about homeless people receiving free rides and there is some concern over how it will effect other riders. line 22 runs through this bus stop in east san jose. it's the longest route and there has been issues of homeless people riding to stay off the streets. in a month riders at this bus stop and any other could see changes. the vta is offering homeless people who qualify for pilot program free rides. the keyword here is qualified. the free rides are for those homeless enrolled in a program to help them find permanent housing. participates must find a photo
brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> a major victory for supporters of same-sex marriage. the obama administration announced it will stop defending federal law banning same-sex marriages and could have an impact on the court fight over prop 8 here in california. abc 7 is live tonight with reaction. >> well the word went out today by people with the marriage equality to stage a rally here, a celebration rally on what for many was a surprise announcement by the obama administration. the president ordered his administration to stop defending the constitutionality of the federal law banning recognition of gay marriage. and declaring the 15-year-old defense of marriage act indefensible. the law had defined marriage only between a man and a woman. >> this is is a water shed moment. our president and representative stands with us i think the bottom line you can take is that this is the official position of the obama administration that sexual orientation is a constitutionally protected class and same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. the defense of marriage act, federal equivalent of
report from washington, d.c. coming up in ten minutes with president obama's message to egypt's president. >>> the latest diplomatic cables released shows al qaeda is on the verge of producing radio active materials. they warnedover a nuclear 9/11 if supplies of you are rain yum was not secured. >>> forecasters say parts of the midwest could get up to 18 inches of snow. the storm hit chicago extremely hard. we will have a live report from chicago with those current conditions in just a few minutes. >>> the blizzard back east is forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights across the country. anyone heading to the bay area airport should call ahead. there were dozens of cancellations at sfo, oakland, and san jose yesterday. more travel troubles are expected today. one travel agent tells us hundreds of bay area super bowl fans heading to texas are stuck waiting for the weather to clear. you can check up to the minute flight information also on our website ktvu.com just look for the travel tab on our front page. >>> in just a few hours a vallejo company will dismantle a ship from a moth
president obama. wjz is live with complete coverage of this visit. jessica cartalia is following the excitement in parkville. but first mary bubala has a look at the reason for the president's visit. >> reporter: it was at the school as president obama park parkville middle in the spotlight today as he unveiled his spending plan. the presidential motorcade arrived at parkville middle in the center of technology just after 10:00 this morning. soon after, president obama appeared in a classroom giving a nine minute speech, talking about reducing the deficit. >> right now this school, parkville is preparing our kids for the jobs and careers of the 21st century. >> reporter: the president saw firsthand how the school is doing just that. >> do you guys do a lot of group projects like this? >> yes. >> i'm told the most popular subject at this school is engineering. and that's important because today the most common educational background for america's top business leaders isn't economics, it isn't finance, it's not even business, it's engineering. >> reporter: the president's plans ar
>>> president obama pays a visit to the bay area sharing ideas tonight with silican valley movers and shakers. good evening i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> and i'm frank somerville. the guest list is a who's who of the bay area. ktvu's jana katsuyama is live in wood side where she watched the president's motorcade depart that area not too long ago. >> reporter: the dinner was held about a mile down the road. it just wrapped up within the last hour. take a look at some video we have that we took as president obama's motorcade drove by. the president was here for a private dinner at the home of john door. he's a big political donor for democrats including mr. obama. security was tight tonight as san mateo county sheriff's deputies and the secret service guarded doors to john door's home. as the motorcade pull into the dark wooded driveways, some neighbors say they are excited of the president's visit to the neighborhood. >> i think it's always good for the president to go out to the nation rather than bring people in to the white house. >> reporter: president obama was g
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